List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A 36-year-old PA woman has died after crossing the finish line of the Scranton Half Marathon Sunday

04.03.17 | Bob Price

Lindsay Doherty of Clarks Summit was one of 2,000 runners taking part in the 13-mile race.  Doherty was rushed to the Geisinger Medical Center after collapsing at the finish line. No word yet on what caused her death.

The trial of accused cop-killer eric frein gets underway today in Milford, PA

04.03.17 | Bob Price

A jury from the suburbs of Philadelphia has been bused in to hear the case. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper and injuring another, and then leading police on the largest man-hunt in state history.

The PA-based Crayola crayon company is saying farewell to the dandelion crayon

03.31.17 | Bob Price

Crayola made the announcement to replace Dandelion Yellow during a Facebook Live event in Times Square today, despite a leak on Twitter yesterday. Today is National Crayon Day and this marks the first time Crayola has retired a color. The...

The public utility commission in PA has urged Congress to continue programs that President Trump wants to get rid of

03.31.17 | Terry Diener

President Trump’s budget proposal asks Congress to eliminate federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program to help boost spending on the military. In a letter to members of...

PA lawmakers are moving to beef up funding for the state's unemployment system

03.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Legislation heading to the state House would free up $15 million to upgrade service in the Keystone State's unemployment compensation centers. This week, state senators voted 39 to 8 to approve the bill. The move comes after nearly 500 workers...

The Pennsylvania DEP has sued two tiny towns that banned frack water wells

03.30.17 | Bob Price

The sites in question are shale-gas wastewater disposal sites. The legal action sets the Keystone State on a collision course with municipalities over who governs oil and gas operations within a town's local boundaries.The lawsuits were filed...

PA lawmakers have unveiled bills to reform the state's domestic violence statutes

03.29.17 | Bob Price

The measures require defendants facing orders of protection to surrender their firearms. Police would also be required to take a more active role in assisting domestic violence victims. And the courts would have the authority to make it harder...

PA's AG is warning residents of scammers looking to steal their money as they prepare to file their taxes

03.29.17 | Terry Diener

Callers claiming to be IRS agents will request financial information to file returns illegally and steal people’s refunds. Josh Shapiro says Pennsylvanians need to know the IRS will never request your personal or financial information by...

A crew has unearthed cannonballs at the site of an old Civil War arsenal in PA

03.28.17 | Terry Diener

The construction crew found about 20 cannonballs Monday at the site in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.The police bomb squad responded to the scene but decided to allow the construction company’s subcontractor who is...

Senate Democrats in PA are still rebuilding their computer system after hackers demanded ransom money

03.28.17 | Terry Diener

The state legislators' offices continue to operate via a combination of cell phones and laptops, some personal and some provided by the caucus. On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Microsoft technicians would begin going around to...

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